How often do you hear, new year, new you?
Many make new year’s resolutions in January, but then what????
This year I’m taking a different approach. Of course, I want to set myself up for my best year yet. But this year my focus is on me and not necessarily my goals.
That is a shift for me!
Quite often goals can be external factors, with deadlines, and the pushing and controlling needed to achieve them. If we don’t meet the first deadline, we might resign ourselves to the fact that we won’t be able to achieve it.
So, we convince ourselves that we didn’t really want it anyway.
Keeping the focus on you is a powerful difference
When we are looking to achieve something different, it might take a new way of thinking or being. Setting goals alone, doesn’t change any of our old programming.
Here are my top 5 tips to setting yourself up for success in 2021. I hope you find this useful.
Learn and let go – before you start creating your new year, it is important to reflect on the last 12 months.
- What were some challenges you faced?
- What did you learn from these challenges?
- What were your successes?
- What are you leaving behind and letting go?
- What’s one thing you commit to not going back to?
There are plenty more questions you can ask yourself, it is like you are doing an audit on you and your year.
Set your intentions – think about the things you desire to create, express or experience in 2021. Commit to this, even if you don’t know the detail. We often don’t get started on something because we can’t see in detail how we are going to get there. The trick is to commit and start where you are. Even one small step forwards will make a difference and imagine that you are doing that every day!
Up-level yourself – how do you need to up-level yourself to achieve your new commitments?
- What new habits would serve you?
- What beliefs would propel you forward?
- What skills or strengths could you build upon?
Then it is important to let go of any habits or beliefs that don’t move you towards your intentions. Staying focused on our own growth and development is a big differentiator when it comes to achieving the things we desire.
Value your time – I love starting a new year, there are always things in my diary, there is also a lot of space for me to create the working pattern I prefer. I can also ensure that my time is spent on the things that are important to me and my intentions. Map out your holidays for the year too. It gives you something to look forward to and it makes sure you plan things around your break. Taking a break around your plans can lead to compromises.
Get support – I always think that if I could have achieved something on my own, I would have done so already. Yet, asking for support can be one of the most challenging things about achieving our desires and creating the changes we crave.
There are many ways we can gain support. Such as FB groups, a sponsor, a mentor, and, of course, a coach.
Having someone to share our ideas and talk through the challenges is crucial. As is having someone who believes in us and is going to encourage us when there might be resistance.
So, choosing the right person is important.
Finding someone who supported me helped me to get there quicker and easier. Partly as this meant avoiding making the same mistakes as they did. Sharing means learning from other’s experiences.
Getting external support is an investment worth making, investing in you is one of the few investments that appreciates over time!
I hope you have found these tips useful.
If you are looking for support to ensure that you have your best year yet, there are many ways I can support you, so please do get in touch.